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Feb 26, 2013 7:00am EST
be reversed. let's begin this half hour with a very different subject. first lady michelle obama, making a lot of public appearances recently and drawing some criticism because of that. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has more on that. good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. the first lady will be hitting the road to promote her third anniversary of her let's move campaign. but her media blitz topped by that performance at the oscars has everyone talking. people are still buzzing about michelle obama's oscar finale that no one saw coming. >> and the oscar goes to -- "argo." >> even an iranian news agency covered it, but photo shopped sleeves and a higher neckline. conservative columnist jennifer ruben is critical, saying it made the white house and first lady seem small. >> there is a sense of going too far and too much and becoming so ubiquitous that no one considers you special. she's the first lady, for goodness saks not a celebrity. >> reporter: the white house didn't respond but most of her appearances have been focused on her campaign let's move. on jimmy fallon
NBC
Feb 9, 2013 11:00pm EST
first >>> first lady michelle obama among hundreds of mourners in chicago for the funeral for a 15-year-old girl. services for hadiya pendleton held there earlier today. shot in late january, just a few days after performing at events here in washington for the president's inauguration. she was an innocent victim in a gang-related shooting. >>> legislation to require universal background checks is gaining steam in congress. a bipartisan group of senator s could create a bill in the senate there are certain transactionses that would still be exempt. the group is considering ways to make mental health records easier for review during the sale. >>> president obama is expected to address gun control in his state of the union address. but the economy will take center stage. the majority of the president's speech is expected to focus on job creation and economic growth and will mention immigration, climate change and ending the war in afghanistan. the president will take his jobs plan on the road, starting on wednesday. >>> record-setting blizzard wasn't enough to stop fans of justin bieber t
NBC
Feb 12, 2013 4:00am EST
michelle obama attended the teen's funeral on saturday. hadiya pendleton's parents will be among the president's special guests at the state of the union address. nbc's tracie potts is live from washington with more. tracie, what else can we expect to hear from the president tonight? >> reporter: well, that, mara, plus immigration and the president hopes to have influence outside the lawmaker to press the lawmakers to get something done. month question, the big issue is money, $85 billion in cuts what we've been calling here in washington, the sequester that kicks in in just a few weeks. the president expected to address that. the white house said he will build on the scene from his inaugural speech. progressive themes, popular themes and focus on jobs and the middle class and the economy and growth. so instead of focusing on the effect of those cuts on the pentagon, the president will talk about the effect on the middle class. things like research and headstart and push for congress to quickly make some changes to fix the debt coalition here in washington say it's not just the p
NBC
Feb 9, 2013 9:00am EST
's powerful. at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> today, first lady michelle obama will head to chicago to honor a 15-year-old killed last month. she'll be laid to rest days after performing at some of president obama's inauguration festivities here in d.c. almost two weeks ago, she was hanging out with friends at a park when she was shot and killed. she was a band majorette for her high school. illinois governor pat quinn will also attend today's service. >>> this morning, despite broadening search efforts, there is still no sign of a former l.a. cop accused of killing three people, including a police officer. these are new photos of christopher dorner taken last month by surveillance camera. investigators searched his mother's home last night. they also continue to scour the mountains just out l.a. despite heavy snowfall. police say dorner is acting out a manifesto he wrote, planning to execute former lapd colleagues and their family members after he was fired from the force in 2008. >>> an alabama prosecutor says we may never know the motive behind the school bus shooting that led to a 5-year-old
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00am EST
are experiencing then. >>> michelle obama will attend a funeral in chicago for a teen killed there. 15 year oiled hadiya pendleton was gunned down on the south side of chicago last month less than a mile from the obamas home. she had performed with her high school band during the inauguration festivities. arne duncan and illinois governor pat quinn will attend the service. her death brought renewed focus to gun and gang violence in chicago. >>> the head of the nra say the new measures won't pass through congress. david keen said proposals like an assault weapons ban or limit are feel good measures. background checks simply won't work because the current systems are underfunded he suggested. he said they should improve existing background checks to cut down on gun violence. >>> we're getting another look at a man who groped women. this new police sketch was released yesterday. investigators believe the man is behind 18 different instances of women being grabbed as they walked through the town of springfield. with no forensic evidence, the investigation is slow going. making residents very nervous.
NBC
Feb 10, 2013 8:00am EST
for new england later this week >>> first lady, michelle obama, is back to the white house after attending the funeral of a 15-year-old shot and killed after performing in the inauguration parade. the visit comes as the debate over gun control heats up in washington. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." good morning. >> gun control has stayed at the forefront. the president in minnesota pushing for congress to act. there was some talk about the first lady attending that funeral yesterday. where does congress stand at this point in terms of getting something done in terms of gun control? >> the sweet spot has to do with universal background checks. that's why you have a bipartisan group working. they are getting some tracks on this. huge public support for background checks. special interests are against it. this is still a much more potential area of success than trying to deal with an assault weapons ban or a magazine ban. that's how democrats are looking at it. as i talk to democratic leaders on the hill, there is a recognition that for a lot of their more conservative members
NBC
Feb 9, 2013 6:00am EST
michelle obama will head to chicago to honor a 15-year-old killed last month. she was shot and killed just days after performing at some of president obama's inauguration festivities here in d.c. she was a band majorette for her high school. illinois governor pat quinn and senior adviser will also attend today's services. >>> schools around the country are looking at how they can keep their students safe. in charles county, maryland, schools there are looking at a more personal approach than most. news 4's jackie benson has the story. >> what does that say about you as a society? >> reporter: discussing a quote from russian literature is all in a day's work. he's the school resource officer. in the complicated world of teenagers, he is an approachable adult, dispensing a combination of justice, advice, and occasionally tough love. >> he is a deterrent when people come in. i think they're comforted, whether it be a teacher, student, or parent to know we have an officer that can react appropriately, immediately to a situation. >> reporter: for years, while other law enforcement agencies were
NBC
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am EST
from racist attacks and even complementing michelle obama's hair but he always comes back to the lapd, demanding what he calls justice. unfortunately, i will not be alive to see my name cleared. that's what this is about, my name. a man is nothing without his name. >> police say they've ordered protection detail for more than 40 people named in the manifesto, which is both chilling and surreal. beyond lapd and politics he declares his admiration for a lau laundry list of celebrities and public >> diana, thank you very much. >>> natalie morales is over at the news desk with the other top stories we're following this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah and matt. a hacker was able to expose conversations found in the bush family's e-mail accounts. pete williams has the latest from washington, d.c. pete, good morning. >> natalie, a spokesman for former president george h.w. bush confirms an investigation has been under way into what appears to be a hacker's intrusion into the e-mail accounts of at least half a dozen people. among the material intercepted, messages from
NBC
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am EST
morning. >> hey, good morning. so first lady michelle obama will be in chicago today for the funeral of the teenage girl who was killed by random gun violence. mourners packed the church on friday for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton's wake. the teen was gunned down near her school a week after attending president obama's inauguration. >>> it has been a year since former penn state head coach joe paterno passed away. his wife is fighting back in accusations against him. sue paterno sent a letter to former penn state football players saying the man who was investigated in the freeh report was not the man she knew as her husband. mrs. paterno calls her husband a moral and disciplined man. her letter comes as the family prepares to release its own report responding to findings after the jerry sandusky scandal. >>> an unusual traffic backup on a houston highway on friday when a house that was being hauled on the back of a trailer wound up all over the road. the house was smashed to pieces. look at that. with just one lone wall left standing. check, please, on that one. >>> finally, blizzards
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